Genetic Variation Of Freshwater Sponges Assessed By Histocompatibility Bioassays

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Authors
Willardson, James
Advisor
John Addis
Jean Smith
Robert Swartout
Editor
Date of Issue
1994-04-01
Subject Keywords
freshwater sponge, Ephydatia muelleri
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Title
Genetic Variation Of Freshwater Sponges Assessed By Histocompatibility Bioassays
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Type
thesis
Description
Abstract
Two types of histocompatibility bioassays were used to assess the genetic variability within a population of Ephydatia muelleri, a freshwater sponge found at the north and south ends of Salmon Lake. One type of assay, relying on outgrowth from gemmules, did not work because of poor gemmule viability. The second type of assay, involving grafts of sponge tissue, indicated that the lake contains a single strain of E. muelleri.
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Degree Awarded
Bachelor's
Semester
Spring
Department
Life & Environmental Sciences